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These stoneware jug fragments were recovered during excavations in 1972 by the Kansas State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) archeological field school. The fragments were reconstructed in the archeology lab, though not enough was recovered to reassemble the jug completely. The jug is made in a tankard shape with a flat base, tapering straight sides and a flaring spout. The glazed jug is decorated with a naturalistic floral pattern that covers the entire surface including the handle. This pattern was most popular from the 1840s to the 1860s. The collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The archeological site, along the Santa Fe Trail in Morris County, was the location of the Baker House, which burned in 1862, along with the nearby store, during the murder of A.I. Baker.

Date: 1862

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Item Number: 457899
Call Number: 14MO701 Vessel #53 Baker House
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 457899

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